Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home

Countdown 'til Daddy Comes Home

Book - 2013
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Countdown til Daddy Comes Home is the story of a young boy waiting for his daddy to come home from a trip. To make their separation easier, his family creates rituals to stay connected and make the countdown fly by. Inspired by her experiences, Kristin Ayyar shares how her family copes with the separations that are part of everyday life.
Publisher: Herndon, VA : Mascot Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781620862414
1620862417
Branch Call Number: Ju E AYY
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Melissa

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kinjalnpokar
Jul 28, 2015

Its a very nice book. I love it.

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SuzanneLee425
Sep 27, 2014

A rare find: One of the few children's books that helps kids understand the absence of a parent, whether the daddy is deployed as a member of the military or working away from home for an extended period (such as a firefighter or working in government or helping others).

The author, Kristin Ayyar, carefully addresses the questions and concerns of the child while offering positive ways to look forward to daddy's return. However, it doesn't sugarcoat the fact that separation of any kind is tough for a family.

Our family benefited from the suggestions as well. What a refreshing change from the "preachy" books that don't tell it like it is. Highly recommended.

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SuzanneLee425
Sep 27, 2014

SuzanneLee425 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

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